Search Results: "Francis Fukuyama"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"Endlessly interesting—reminiscent at turns of Oswald Spengler, Stanislaw Andreski and Samuel Huntington, though less pessimistic and much better written."
Sweeping, provocative big-picture study of humankind's political impulses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Systematic, thorough and even hopeful fodder for reform-minded political observers."
In his companion to The Origins of the Political Order, the deeply engaged political scientist offers a compelling historical overview of a useful template for the retooling of institutions in the modern state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A disappointing effort that, for all its detail, says very little."
Technological and economic progress meet social decay in this ambitious book that promises more than it delivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN by Francis Fukuyama
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1992

"An important work that affords significant returns on the investments of time and attention required to get the most from its elegantly structured theme."
In 1989, The National Interest published "The End of History?" by Fukuyama, then a senior official at the State Department. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Many won't buy the human dignity thesis or dystopian nightmares, but credit the author for laying out how we got to this pass and why we need to act."
To clone or not to clone? asks social philosopher Fukuyama (The Great Disruption, 1999, etc.) in his latest disquisition on science and society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"A challenging, elegant exegesis that puts intellectual meat on the bones of Benjamin Franklin's tip to his fellow revolutionaries at the signing of the Declaration of Independence: 'We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.'"
Fukuyama offers a general theory of prosperity that provides provocative answers to certain of the questions he raised in The End of History and the Last Man (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FADE TO BLACK by Francis Knight
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Intensely realized and gripping, nonetheless: an auspicious inauguration."
Dark fantasy from England: Sussex resident Knight's debut and first of a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECOND WIND by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

"Urgent questions, all of them, answered with of all Francis's usual unobtrusive technical mastery—even if fans looking for the thrills he more often provides think the action here trails off long before the finish line."
Francis celebrates his 40th horses-plus suspenser by taking his hero on a vacation in the Caribbean—into the eye of a hurricane that will lead him to still deeper mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"C.S. Lewis might not approve of the language, but he'd surely approve of the sentiment. A thought-provoking entertainment."
A highly personal—and unconventional—defense of belief in Christian doctrine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 13, 2002

"Full canvas as the blood flies."
Fourth or fifth "Return to Treasure Island" novel striving to re-create Stevenson's breezy blood-and-thunder in a new course on the old chart—and tempting the reader with leftover loot still awaiting its return to civilization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING DAVID DANCES by Francis Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1997

"Altogether, a commonplace book unconvincingly disguised as fiction."
King David Dances ($12.95 paperback original; May 15, 1997; 62 pp.; 1-874597-44-8): The veteran Irish novelist and poet (b. 1902 ) spins an insufficiently fanciful tale of a depressed archaeologist's reaction to the recovery of the Ark of the Covenant. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY’S KNOCKING AT MY DOOR by Francis Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Well-meaning soap, riddled with clichés."
A veteran paperback author returns with another earnest romance (I Know Who Tomorrow Holds<\I>, not reviewed; co-contributor, Winter Nights<\I>, 1998). Read full book review >